Article titled George Washington (2000)

George Washington (2000)

This coming of age film centers upon the unique lead character, George Richardson (Donald Holden).  A quiet, reserved but bright and creative tween, he was born with an underdeveloped skull.  This malady renders him vulnerable physically ... Continue Reading
Article titled Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai (1999)

Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai (1999)

In this film, an African-American man who goes by the moniker of “Ghost Dog” (Forest Whitaker), works as an assassin for Louie (John Tormey).  Louis, an Italian member of the local branch of the Mafia, saved Ghost Dog when he was younger.  ... Continue Reading
Article titled Zooman (1995)

Zooman (1995)

In this film, Zooman (Khalil Kain) is a callous gang member with a hair-trigger temper.  Upon seeing members of a rival gang hanging out in his neighborhood in Brooklyn, he begins shooting at them, regardless of those around.  When the sm... Continue Reading
Article titled The Mighty Quinn (1989)

The Mighty Quinn (1989)

Set on an island in the Caribbean, The Mighty Quinn is about two men, Xavier Quinn (Denzel Washington) and Maubee (Robert Townsend), who have been great friends since childhood.  However, as the years have passed, they have gone separate ways:... Continue Reading
Article titled Fresh (1994)

Fresh (1994)

This urban, coming-of-age film features the story of Michael (Sean Melson), a clever and street-savvy, twelve-year old reared by his aunt in his grandmother’s house in Brooklyn.  Known by his nickname, “Fresh”, he acts as a drug carrier,... Continue Reading
Article titled South Central (1992)

South Central (1992)

South Central, set in the eponymous region of Los Angeles, is centered around Bobby Johnson (Glenn Plummer).  He is a member of the Hoover Street Deuces, a prominent gang that is constantly vying for control of South Central.  It opens with him, ... Continue Reading
Article titled Vampire in Brooklyn (1995)

Vampire in Brooklyn (1995)

Vampire in Brooklyn opens with a mysterious ship crashing into a dockyard in the Brooklyn borough of New York City.  The inspector, Silas Green (John Witherspoon), heads aboard, only to discover it is full of mutilated bodies and is almost att... Continue Reading
Article titled Sugar Hill (1974)

Sugar Hill (1974)

Sugar Hill is about the extreme steps that photographer Diana Hill (Marki Bey) is willing to take for justice! She is called “Sugar” by those close to her, including her now-fiancé, Langston (Larry D. Johnson), who she recently agreed to ma... Continue Reading
Article titled Their Eyes Were Watching God (2005)

Their Eyes Were Watching God (2005)

Their Eyes were Watching God is based upon the eponymous, award-winning, classic African-American novel (1937) by legendary Harlem Renaissance writer Zora Neale Hurston.  Centered upon the protagonist Janie Crawford (Halle Berry), it is essent... Continue Reading
Article titled The Women of Brewster Place (1989)

The Women of Brewster Place (1989)

Based upon the best-selling and award-winning 1982 novel, The Women of Brewster Place: A Novel in Seven Stories by Gloria Naylor, this film is a 2-part television miniseries.  The drama is centered upon the different lives of seven Black women... Continue Reading